6. Philip Williams has one of the world’s largest collections of vintage posters

Philip Williams Posters

For a historic relic you can frame and hang on your wall, make a trip to Philip Williams Posters on Chambers Street. Established in 1973, the shop boasts one of the world’s largest private collections of vintage posters. Spread out over 12,600 square feet, the shop has over 100,000 posters from the 1870s to the present.

Browsing the collection, you might find rare items like an original 1921 Bitter Campari poster, a 1910 Peugeot Cycles poster, posters from John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and inauguration, plus old issues of Life magazine, vintage maps, and more. There are posters by famous artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. The shop also sells original paintings.